We first saw Moskinto on Instagram, and got very excited about their product which is a great way to treat those awful mozzie bites that plague so many of us in Spain and indeed in any place with warm weather.
We’ve all been there. Sat relaxing on our holidays when those vampiric beasties swoop in from nowhere and chomp down on our exposed flesh, enjoying a good meal of our blood before they buzz off to their next victim – leaving us with a “bitch of an itch” to deal with in their absence. This is where Moskinto can help – by relieving that Godawful itching quickly and effectively.
Moskinto is different in that it treats that awful itching mechanically rather than with chemicals or medicines – great for those of us with sensitive skin… and especially children. They are also free from latex – so even people who suffer an allergic reaction to normal plasters can use them.
How to apply Moskinto
Applying a Moskinto patch is easy! You simply pop it over the insect bite like you would a plaster as soon as you spot the offending area. Don’t scratch it first if you can help it. In fact it’s so simple to apply that even your little ones could do it. Then just forget about it and get on with your day to day stuff or enjoying your holiday.
Of course it is the law of the sod that I didn’t get bitten immediately after my Moskinto patches arrived – despite me trying to find areas around the town where the damn biters may be. So I applied one anyway, just to see how it felt on my skin. Then… hurrah…. I got bitten anyway! How weird to get excited about a mozzie bite eh?! So a second patch was applied. I am pleased to report that the itching disappeared within a few minutes and I was free to forget about both patches and get on with other “stuff”.
These patches are less obtrusive than a plaster – they moved with my skin and didn’t “pull” at it like normal plasters do. They also remained fully intact during my usual showers and body washing… and even the one on my wrist remained in place when in contact with washing up liquid – unlike normal plasters which tend to give up at the slightest drop of detergent. I was able to forget they were on – unlike normal plasters which tend to pull or catch on my hairs or clothing.
The Moskinto website claims that the patch will come off on its own after 4 to 7 days. I had my reservations – but sure enough they were correct. On Day five, the patches started peeling back at the outer corners and I removed them on Day six simply and without that pull that you get from removing standard plasters. A quick wash to remove any residual “glue” and I was as good as new.
My experience was with a mosquito bite – but the website says that it will help any insect bite. Remember of course to remove the “stinger” beforehand if it’s a wasp or something along those lines.
The packaging is great – bold, colourful and small enough to fit into any handbag. There are also single plasters included (about 1.5″ square) that would slot into a wallet, purse or back pocket for in case you are devoured by a flying beastie while out and about.
Would I recommend these? Wholeheartedly and without reservation – and at such a low price… it’s well worth buying a pack before you head to warmer climes.
How much do Moskinto patches cost?
The cost is just £5.99 for a pack of 24 – and includes FREE shipping within the UK and Spain.
Find Moskinto online
Disclosure: I received lots of these little gems (just to try) for free. It was my own suggestion that I write a fair review, to which the lovely Sarah at Moskinto agreed. To be honest… I struggled to see a downside to them. Buy some today and find out for yourselves.
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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.